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. when comedy central stephen colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character as a right wing, blow hard cable anchor. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today, congress' or colbert's. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at the recent obesity statistics you'll see that many americans have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. harry reid and sharon angle supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. politics gone mad at the top of the show. plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some on the right say it's pablum to change votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smokescreen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. how many does he get? bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him and his party. at least in th
questions? >>> and you may have heard that jon stewart and stephen colbert are coming to town. is this comedic fodder, street theater, or cultural criticism? >>> dick cabot on "satire and social change." i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> network presidents are very much like baseball managers. job security isn't part of the package. jeff zucker told me he knew he might be shown the door when cable giant comcast agreed to buy nbc news from general electric, but that didn't make him any less emotional about being booted from the place he spent the last quarter of a century. >> jeff zucker, the ceo of nbc news universal, a former executive producer this broadcast and the "today" show, announced he'll be leaving his post pending comcast assuming control of the company with regulatory approval. he is a 24-year veteran of the company orcheas he p-- or, as ht it in a note to employees, that would be all of his entire adult life. >> from his early days as katie couric's producer, zucker kept the news division strong, managing the transitions from couric to meredith
it to the authorities. >> geraldo: so funny. love them or hate them, jon stewart and stephen colbert are at the forefront of political debate. colbert testified about migrant farm workers. >> americans farms are for too die pendent on immigrant labor to pick fruits and veggables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. eventually americans may consider taking these ons again. or maybe that is crazy. maybe the easier answer is to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves kimberly guilfoylthemselves. >> kimberly: that is one solution. here to give us his take is steven crowder. what do you think about the testimony of colbert. there is a lot of controversy about it. >> we are talking about it. talking about it with you. i love geraldo but you are more fun to look at. everry time i'm here he is not here. i think he bailed. >> kimberly: finds you frightening. >> the feeling is mutual. nancy pelosi, a lot of things you can say, she is old, she is mean, but not stupid. she understands the value in entertainers and using cultural icons for the
to pay. we do our best to make that work. deal! my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> stephen ratner was basically plucked from the world of finance and put in charge of the automotive task force back in 2008. his assignment, save it the u.s. auto industry from collapse. back then, that felt like a very real possibility. he's the author of a new book called "overhaul" an insiders account of the obama administration's emergency rescue of the auto industry. he's with me. steve, in one word, was the u.s. auto industry, as we reported it was, as we were told it was, was it on the brink of destruction? >> absolutely. >> it was really that close? because we were warned by ford if gm goes down it could take down suppliers which could then have a connecting affect to the other automakers. >> without the government's intervention, gm and chrysler would have run out of money in early 2009 and would have closed their doors and liquidated and a million people would have been out of work. ford would have shut down too because suppliers wouldn't have been available. >> they weren't the company on
publicized acquittals of actor robert blake and civil rights lawyer stephen bingham. to his left is a career public defender from washington state. she is a blunder and has her own -- blogger and has her own blog. so'. does the media contributes to a negative misconception of public defenders, and more broadly, criminal defense attorneys? >> no, thank you. [laughter] >> absolutely yes. i think for the most part, there is the lack of understanding on the part of the american public on more critical role of the public defender. it is laid down in our sixth amendment. we do not teach it properly in primary school education. the public learned of it through the news media and come to some extent, through the entertainment media. most of my colleagues, and it with a bias that is predisposed against the criminal defendant and criminal defense attorney there for. i do not think there are aware of this bias for the most part, but i'm speaking from my own anecdotal experience. my reason to get into the business is to counter that bias. i came from a car rear as a criminal defense attorney. the bis fi
issues is well known and well regarded. i am happy that stephen colbert has joined that region of celebrities who will use their media position to benefit others. as you can see from mr. colbert's written testimony, he has taken the time to walk in issues of migrant farmworkers, and he urges reforms of our immigration laws. i am happy that the united farmworkers introduce me to mr. colbert, who i had not met before, so we could spend a day on a farm together. his actions are a good example of how using both levity and fame, a media figure can bring attention to a critically important issue for the good of the nation. i appreciate all of our witnesses' efforts to be with us today and their leadership in this area, and i hope that together we can find solutions to these pressing problems. i would now recognize our distinguished ranking member, stephen king, for his opening statements. >> i appreciate being recognized, and i am wondering how the eskimos got along for all those centuries without fresh fruit and vegetables if it is a national security issue. i would like to focus my
? >> the comedian is stephen colbert who testified this week before congress on immigration. >> this is america. >> reporter: friday house speaker nancy pelosi defended the democrats that invited him. >> the committee has a point of view. it can bring attention to important issues like immigration. >> reporter: many said colbert mocked congress and today pelosi's top lieutenant broke with the speaker. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert, more than the house. >> reporter: meanwhile with democrats in trouble many are running away from their leaders in washington. it's an emphasis experts say that's the democrats' best hope to hold on. >> the american public is angry that the the economy hasn't turned around, they're worried, they're frustrated and they're taking it out on incumbents, primarily democrats. >> reporter: lester, the focus for president obama is the economy this week. he travels to four states in three days to promote the easing of the recession and promote recovery. he's going to raise campaign cash for democrats. lester. >> m
previously to cause a human disease. >> back home in reno, nevada, gina and stephen are trying to focus on enjoying the time they have as a family. although kiley is deteriorating, she's happy. >> maybe someday we'll get that phone call, hey, we think we might know what it is. >> in bethesda, maryland, the doctors at the undiagnosed diseases program are digging deeper into that genetic clue. they're doing a dna analysis of kyley's parents and sisters. they know it is now a race. >> and every new case that comes to us brings with it a human story. i think the important thing is for us as professionals to look at the successes that we have. and to try to not dwell on the -- on the failures we have because we fail so often. >> but not always. luckily for sally, the experts at the udp solved her mystery. >> i expected miracles from them, and they gave them to me. >> the tissue sample they took from sally's muscle hit the jackpot. in the red staining of the biopsy, scientists found the presence of amyloid, abnormal proteins that come from cells in the bone marrow. >> that was a huge hit for
on immigrant farm workers, including testimony from comedienne stephen colbert. then a speech by the palestinian president mahmoud a boss -- abbas. >> later, the author of "mad as hell." then i talk on immigration issues, the pathway to citizenship for children of some illegal aliens. and then, a talk on protecting student athletes from concussions. we will have your calls and e- mail. that is at 7:00 eastern on c- span. >> i really underestimated how big the job was. i had not been the minority whip. i jumped from minority whip to speaker overnight, and from a minority party that nobody thought was going to be in power to leaving -- two leading a wave of votes in the biggest increase in a party on an off year in american history. >> newt gingrich on a possible 2012 presidential bid and his history as speaker. >> the c-span network. coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. all available on television, radio, online, and social media networking sites. fine content any time through the c-span video library. and our local content vehicles are
irresponsible, referring to stephen colbert's testimony on friday boehner said this about the democrats. >> they have time to bring a comedian to washington, d.c. but they don't have time to eliminate the uncertainty by extending all of the current tax rates? i think that is irresponsible. >> also on "fox news sunday" chris wallace pressed boehner on whether he would be able to support just middle income tax cuts. he said previously he would if that was the only option on the table. he said this time he wants all the tax cuts extended repeatedly blasting democrats for not taking up the vote this week. >>> an unruly passenger caused a problem for passengers last night. it had only been in the air 30 minutes when the passenger dispush bans occurred. delta is not releasing what happened. the plane returned to seattle and the flight was canceled and all the passengers had to stay overnight to wait for the next flight to amsterdam. >>> this is a fox news alert. we have learned that the pentagon spent more than $47,000 to purchase and then burn thousands of copies of a book that had been prev
with in their own election. >> chris: on friday, comedian stephen colbert testified before a congressional committee in his fake comedic character. at a time when the country faces real problems, sir,, was this an embarrassment for the house? >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. he was. >> chris: he was called by the democratic chairman of the subcommittee. >> you asked me he whether the testimony was appropriate and i think it was not appropriate. >> chris: and he should not have been called? >> what he had to say i think was not the way it should have been said. if he had a position on the issues he should have given those issues and i think -- that is my personal opinion. >> chris: you regret it? >> i think it was inappropriate. can i say something, go back to the pledge because. >> chris: 30 seconds. >> the american public heard from the young guns. it turned out to be a pop gun. turned out to be spin, not substance, not specifics. it turned out to be a return to the failed bush policies which demonstrably got us into
as we are right now as democrats. >> and about satirist stephen colbert who was invited to the hallowed halls of congress to testify about undocumented farm workers and delivered a comic parody with a comedic edge. speaker nancy pelosi thought it was just fine. her number two, not so much. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> well, he was called by the democratic chair of the subcommittee. >> you asked me, chris, whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> just to recap, congressman hoyer thought it was not appropriate. that is today's "sound of sunday." and just a brief correction to last sunday's program. we called army staff sergeant salvatore beginte the first living recipient of the medal of honor. we should have said the first living recipient of the medal of honor in the iraq and afghan wars. >>> up next, do you know how to spell murkowski? you may be surprised to know who didn't. ♪ [ male announcer ] every business day, bank of america lends billions of dollars, to in
governors association. he's up there doing a fundraiser on behalf of john stephen. he's the gop nominee who's trying to take on john lynch, the incumbent democratic governor. going on to tuesday, president obama holds the first of four major rallies heading into election day. this one's going to be in madison, wisconsin. why is this important? because russ feingold, elected in 1992, is up again the ropes. republicans think they can take back the seat. public polling shows right now it is a very, very tight race. president obama is trying to rally the troops. not only in wisconsin but across the country. he's trying to get those voters who came out for him in 2008 to come out for congressional democrats in 2010. but moving on, let's go to thursday. it's the return of al gore. and he's going to be in florida. al gore is going to be in tampa. he's going to be campaigning on behalf of kendrick meek. meek is the senate democratic nominee trying to win that seat down there currently held by a republican, a very interesting three-way race now down there. marco rubio is the republican nominee. and
. [laughter] last but not least, our sponsor for nevada. [applause] stephen gale and gabriel cole. [applause] our sole responsestore sponsorsy predecessor mr. richard taffle. [applause] another silver sponsor that wears multiple hats is the chairman of the liberty education forum, mr. thomas tahwahl. [applause] and mr. fred carter, he is actually running for president. he is an openly gay republican running for president. yes, it does happen. [applause] while we are working on ken's message, we will discuss why this is such a full room. who cannot remember or not forget the 2008 cycle? ok, this is where i stop everything. we will start every -- we will start over. no worries. this was a phone call brought before the dinner. it is fine. >> welcome to the log cabin republican national dinner. this is ken mehlman. on behalf of every adult american to marry the person that the glove, they're keeping me in new york tonight. your support and advocacy for individual liberty of responsibility will help insure inclusion in the republican party. congratulations to the award winners this evening and to
for stephen as well. and on saturday, mike pence is going to be in iowa. the indiana congressman seriously considering a run for president in 2012. mike pence is going to be speaking to the iowa for faith and freedom coalition. so pence, barbour, romney, and pawlenty, all potential 2012 candidates on the campaign trail this week. >> thanks, mark. as always, you can get all your political headlines at cnnpolitics.com. >>> youtube videos aren't just for internet amusement anymore. some of the people who post them are making serious money. we ought up with one college grad who turned herself into a youtube star. she took a time-out to show one of our photojournalists how you do this. >>> this is from the how do they do that category. cashing in on youtube. you've seen the viral videos, but these days more people are turning them into a booming business. if you have a keen eye for flair or in the right place at the right time and there's a video camera within arm's reach, you too can make some cash from your online output. case in point, julia noons. she's a youtube sensation. her videos have
my call. good morning, stephen. the president has a lot of work to do. the previous caller stating that both parties are not responsible is ridiculous, they're both responsible and the mirror each other in so many ways. i can give you an example of the changes for health care with obama putting through that initiative. a doctor that excised something from a doctor's office for $182, the same person when to the hospital for medication because the pharmacy would not touch it, $500, two separate charges. his eyebrows went up and he said thank you for that information. the parties that are supposed to work together, that is their job. they are supposed to represent all of the people. in terms of compromise, bob dylan says that everyone loves compromise. we started to shed jobs in the 1970's starting with manufacturing. i have one word of advice for the president, it really bothers me when i hear politicians say they are the best. no one is the best. we can be the best sometimes. i cannot handle it, it bothers me a lot and i wish that he would stop saying that. as far as the money, they
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